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Clifford Ellingson

Clifford Ellingson, age 86, of Glenfield, ND, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.

Clifford A. Ellingson was born on June 10, 1926, the son of Fanuel and Marie (Stangeland) Ellingson at Cooperstown, ND. He grew up and lived on the family farm near Glenfield. In June of 1952, Clifford was inducted into the US Army and served in Korea. He was Honorably Discharged in June of 1954. Clifford returned to the family farm and farmed there until his retirement in 1999.

He was a member of Gideons International, Prairie Faith Lutheran Church in Glenfield, served 31 years on the Board of Directors at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, ND, served as Haven Township Treasurer for many years, and was James River Cemetery Sexton. Clifford was excellent at woodworking. He built cabinets, roll top desks, and clocks along with many other items such as children’s toys, lamps, candle holders, and puzzles. Also, Clifford really enjoyed African violets and had over a dozen plants he faithfully cared for.

Clifford is survived by two sisters, Lillian Pedersen, Carrington, ND and Marvel Lindstrom, Glenfield, ND; two brothers, Franklin (Jean) Ellingson and Elroy (JoAnn) Ellingson, both of Glenfield; and 12 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law, Gordon Pedersen and Glenn Lindstrom; one sister-in-law, Marlys Ellingson; and one niece, Malina Ellingson Larson.


PRAYER SERVICE: Cancelled due to bad weather

FUNERAL SERVICE: Prairie Faith Lutheran Church, Glenfield, ND

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

INTERMENT: James River Cemetery, rural Grace City, ND


Posted Condolences:

Name: Monica

Date: 4/15/13

Message: Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your dear Clifford. Jesus too wept when traveling to awaken Lazarus from the sleep of death. I pray that the family look to God's Word and what Jesus Christ himself said about the future: "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." John 5:28, 29.